"A total of 961 seats would go uncontested in the three-tier Panchayat election this year, which was found after completion of scrutiny and withdrawal of nomination papers on Thursday last. The seats were won by the Left Front candidates," State Election Commissioner Yatendra Kumar said.
So, it stands that elections would be held in 5684 seats of the total 6646 seats as 961 seats were won uncontested, he explained to the reporters.
The 961 seats include 922 seats of panchayats, 37 seats of Panchayat samities and two seats of zilla parishad. Altogether 13,274 candidates are in the fray, he said.
Kumar said adequate security personnel would deployed in the poll bound areas and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has agreed to deploy additional 40 companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel to the state during Panchayat election